Ice sculpting photos
The World Ice Art Championships occur annually in March, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The event is attended by artists from the world over, who chisel and carve away at giant blocks of ice, fashioning remarkable creations that sometimes reach 25 feet high. Two competitions feature a small and large sculpture contest, performed outdoors in the beautiful Fairbanks winter weather. The quality of ice from the local ponds is favored by the artists due to both its thickness and clarity, the latter due to a lack of organisms in the water. Largely a volunteer event, visitors enjoy a park filled with ice creations displayed at night with colorful lights to accentuate their beauty. All of the ice sculpting photos are available for purchase as stock photography, or as fine art prints to display in your home or office.